County goes to work finding new occupant for Bose plant

 

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Richland County’s director of economic development, Nelson Lindsay, says the most likely use of the 470,000-square-foot, Class A facility would be a light- and medium-advanced manufacturing company. The building is up for sale as Bose earlier announced plans to end manufacturing operations at the Blythewood plant in September.

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Manufacturer leases Blythewood industrial warehouse

Husqvarna will use the space, which is more than 184,000 square feet, as a regional distribution hub for its parts warehousing needs, a release said. NAI Avant’s Nick Stomski brokered the deal. Read More...

EdR, USC to meet over student housing tower

USC has opposed the building’s height since it gained approval from the Board of Zoning Appeals last month. School representatives say the building’s height casts a shadow over the nearby historic Horseshoe one block away, and earlier this week the university’s alumni association launched an online campaign against the project. Read More...

Columbia office market at historically high occupancy, rental rates

The market ended the second quarter of 2015 with a total vacancy rate of 16.6%, down from 17.3% at the end of the first quarter of 2015. Asking rental rates averaged $16.12 per square foot for the market, increasing 8.1% over the last two years.  Read More...

Ex-Colonial Life CEO Staton named Presbyterian College interim president

A 1968 graduate of Presbyterian College and a 1971 graduate of the University of South Carolina’s School of Law, Bob Staton retired from Colonial Life after 17 years. Effective July 15, Staton will replace Claude Lilly, who stepped down Tuesday after three years on the job. Read More...


GMK names new director of architecture

Thomas M. Weiland was named the firm’s director of architecture. In this role, he will manage the technical staff and oversee the design work of GMK’s Architecture Division and will continue to serve as lead designer for existing customers and for large, complex assignments. Read More...

City hosting North Main improvements open house

The event, slated for Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m., will have city representatives available to answer questions about a variety of topics. The open house will be locating at the Eau Claire Print Building at 3907 Ensor Ave. Read More...